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1 April 2004 A Laboratory Exercise for Teaching Depth of Weed Emergence Concepts
LANCE GIBSON, MATT LIEBMAN
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Abstract

The influence of weed seed burial depth on seedling emergence is a common and important topic in undergraduate weed science courses. A laboratory exercise was developed at Iowa State University to actively demonstrate changes in weed seedling emergence with increased seed-burial depth. Twenty-five ivyleaf morningglory and wild mustard seeds were sown in pots in monoculture, and the number of emerging seedlings was counted for 3 wk. The results from two semesters were analyzed to determine whether the experiment was successful in meeting its intended outcomes. Assessment of student perceptions and attitudes indicated that the activity increased students' understanding of weed biology; improved students' critical thinking, reading, and writing skills; and improved students' ability to make scientific observations, interpret graphical information, and analyze and summarize research data.

Nomenclature: Ivyleaf morningglory, Ipomoea hederacea (L.) Jacq. #3 IPOHE; wild mustard, Brassica kaber (D.C.) L.C. Wheeler SINAR.

Additional index words: Brassica kaber, education, IPOHE, Ipomoea hederacea, SINAR, weed biology, weed ecology.

LANCE GIBSON and MATT LIEBMAN "A Laboratory Exercise for Teaching Depth of Weed Emergence Concepts," Weed Technology 18(2), 473-479, (1 April 2004). https://doi.org/10.1614/WT-03-151R
Published: 1 April 2004
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